BluGlass joins US CLAWS hub
Company joins Commercial Leap Ahead for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (CLAWS) Hub, led by North Carolina State University
Semiconductor developer BluGlass has been named a member of the Commercial Leap Ahead for Wide-bandgap Semiconductors (CLAWS) Hub, one of eight Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hubs announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD).
The CLAWS Hub, led by North Carolina State University (NCSU), has been awarded $39.4 million and consists of seven hub members, including North Carolina State University, Adroit Materials, BluGlass, Coherent, General Electric, Kyma, North Carolina A&T State University, and Wolfspeed.
The funding is part of $238 million invested through the 'Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act' for the establishment of eight Microelectronics Commons regional innovation hubs spread across the United States.
Bluglass CEO Jim Haden said he was are thrilled to be part of CLAWS. "The work we will be contributing to the hub perfectly aligns with BluGlass’ wide-bandgap and extended-wavelength roadmaps and will leverage the benefits of our proprietary RPCVD technology.”
“The effort is focused on ‘lab to fab’ – laboratory to fabrication – capability for wide bandgap semiconductors and is about building capability to make them here in the US and help ensure domestic supply,” said John Muth, NCSU distinguished professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the primary investigator on the award. “The hub has a nucleus of members that are building this capability, but we will also have hub affiliates and future partners that will be able use the equipment and capability of the hub for DoD-funded and commercial projects.”